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Ex-NHL Star Accused of Sex Crime Against Daughter

5/21/2010 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mark Hardsy ex NHL StarA former L.A. Kings hockey player-turned-assistant coach was arrested this morning in Washington D.C. for allegedly sexually abusing a 21-year-old woman -- his own daughter.

TMZ has learned 51-year-old Mark Hardy is in police custody after his daughter told cops that Mark "put his hand down [her] shorts and touched her genital area without her permission."

Hardy was arrested at the legendary Mayflower Hotel in D.C. -- where the alleged incident was said to have occurred early this morning. He's set to face a judge later today on the charge of misdemeanor sexual abuse.

UPDATE: TMZ has just received a statement from L.A. Kings saying simply, "We are aware of the charge.  Due to the legal nature of this matter, we will not have any additional comments at this time."

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Trish    

What a creepy story.

1617 days ago
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JLS    

I have real trouble with the police just taking her word for this. He probably told her something she didn't want to hear-father to daughter-and she figured she'd give him a little present back. And the sad part is that with this kind of allegation, everybody instantly believes her. Arrests should only take place if some sort of evidence, through a physical in a hospital or other obvious evidence, takes place. I heard a young male tell his mother he'd accuse her of something similar, get her arrested and ruin her life if she didn't let him have unlimited text time. Get it? This is a well used weapon with no validity sometimes.

1617 days ago
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Kay    

If that's truee, it's just disgusting.

1617 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

Oh, PUKE!! You do NOT touch your family!!

1617 days ago
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Just Sayin    

People are sick. I swear everywhere I go people just aren't right :/ I'm convinced in today's day and age people are more MENTAL than ever!

1617 days ago
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CM    

soo true JLS!

1617 days ago
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a mere mortal    

wait for the other side of the story here...I smell a ratt....

1617 days ago
8.

Abe    

His own daughter? Wow. Watch his defense team blame the game of hockey. One too many pucks to the head has made him lose the ability to act in a normal fashion. Watch for it, folks.

1617 days ago
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hml    

How do we know that she didn't have evidence? We really don't know at this point. At 20 years old, a close friend of mine dealt with her father coming onto her for the first time in her life. It is a bizarre and confusing experience. He may not be a pedophile but this guy can still get off on harrassing and abusing his own child even tho she is an adult.

1617 days ago
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electriczipper    

3. I have real trouble with the police just taking her word for this. He probably told her something she didn't want to hear-father to daughter-and she figured she'd give him a little present back. And the sad part is that with this kind of allegation, everybody instantly believes her. Arrests should only take place if some sort of evidence, through a physical in a hospital or other obvious evidence, takes place. I heard a young male tell his mother he'd accuse her of something similar, get her arrested and ruin her life if she didn't let him have unlimited text time. Get it? This is a well used weapon with no validity sometimes.



Posted at 10:01 AM on May 21, 2010 by JLS



9. soo true JLS!



Posted at 10:06 AM on May 21, 2010 by CM



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well maybe you both can bring up this theory at your sexual molestors meeting next week



1617 days ago
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kings fan    

I really hope there's been a misunderstanding. I'm a BIG Kings fan and I would hate for this to be true. But if it is true, then he should pay the consequences. No amount of team loyalty could make me excuse this for a minute. Just disgusting.



How awful for his daughter and family.



Go Kings.

1617 days ago
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flip[wilson    

Hey folks...let's not rush to judgement here...okay...just sloowww it down a little...lower the pulse rate... there could be a perfectly rational reason behind this "allegation"...
Maybe she's hot? Did that ever cross your mind? Huh?
Sheesh... what a lynch mob.

1617 days ago
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Quiet    

..... YICK.... daddy paws

1617 days ago
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Sta    

You can have someone arrested for touching you without your permission???? There are a lot of people I can put in jail...wow



Anyhoo IF this is true, I wonder what kind of situation she put herself in or he had her in where he thought he was allowed to do this?? When this kind of act is done is because they think they are allowed which means there are many other acts (voluntary or not) that have been committed...
Guess we will see how this plays out...

1617 days ago
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Rico Suavy    

He may have only been looking for a place to play hide the SAUSAGE

1617 days ago
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